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Student Awards

Each year, several current and graduating Biology students receive departmental awards of recognition at the Commencement Ceremony. Following are the current and past award recipients.

Stephen Fox Award

This is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate in Biology. The Stephen Fox Memorial Fund was established as a memorial to Stephen Fox, a Stanford student studying biology and music.
 
2021 - Jiwoo Lee
2020 - Sani Eskinazi and Rebecca Nelson
2019 - Dylan MacArthur-Waltz
2018 - Johannah Farner
2017 - Samantha Hoffman
2016 - Taylor Daniel Skokan
2015  - Candice Jeehae Kim
2014 - Seth David Judson
2013 - Allan Quang Phan
2012 - Michael Hsiu Liu

Norman K. Wessells Award

This is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate course/teaching assistant.
 
2021 - Tyler McFadden
2020 - Kaleda Denton
2019 - Stephanie Caty
2018 - Claire Baumer and Caroline Daws
2017 - John Schroeder
2016 - Devin King
2015 - Alexis Mychajliw
2013 - Jeremy Hsu
2012 - Emily Abrash and Irene Onyeneho
2011 - Matthew Leo Knope and Nina Ly

Lauren D. Weinstein Award

This is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate researcher or instructor who exhibits the dedication to life and science education exemplified by Lauren Weinstein, Class of '88.
 
2021 - Rishabh Kapoor 
2020 - Ashwin Reddy
2017 - Nicolas Herrera Crosta
2014 - Katherine Grace Nabel
2012 - Jessica Chang

Frances Lou Kallman Award

This is awarded to a female graduate student in recognition of special excellence in coursework, teaching and/or research.
 
2021 - Kaitlin Ching
2020 - Callie Chappell 
2019 - Laura Bogar
2018 - Natalie H. N. Low
2017 - Hannah Kim Frank
2016 - Pengpeng Li
2015 - Rachel Egger
2014 - Amanda Amodeo and Holly Moeller
2013 - Chelsea L. Wood
2012 - Kristy Jean Kroeker

Samuel Karlin Prize in Mathemical Biology

This goes to the graduate student whose dissertation reaches the highest standard of mathematical biology. It honors Professor Samuel Karlin of Stanford's Department of Mathematics. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, his students produced a book on mathematical biology in his honor and the royalties from that book accumulate to provide this prize.
 
2021 - Richard Grewelle 
2019 - Rohan Mehta
2018 - Alison Feder
2017 - Amy Goldberg
2016 - Michael "Doc" Edge
2015 - Allison Rhines
2014 - Ethan Jewett
2013 - Julie Marie Granka
2010 - Jeremy Van Cleve

Charles Yanofsky Prize in Molecular Biology

This goes to the most outstanding graduate student working in the field of molecular biology. It honors Professor Charles Yanofsky of the Department of Biology.
 
2021 - Devin King
2020 - Yanniv Dorone 
2019 - Pin-Joe Ko
2018 - Devon Chandler-Brown
2017 - Katherine Solari
2016 - Alex Wilkinson
2015 - William Stork

Angela Lee Undergraduate Research Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding poster presented at the annual Achauer Undergraduate Honors Symposium. It honors Dr. Angela Lee Riepel's dedication to undergraduates pursuing research and honors in biology.
 
2021 - Sarah Ludington 
2020 - Spencer Robinson 
2019 - Akshay Jaggi
2018 - Alan Yinong Wei
2017 - Melodyanne Cheng
2016 - Lorenzo Gonzalez
2015 - Laura Langdeau Cussen
2014 - Michaela Isabelle Soriano
2013 - Phi Nguyen Minh Luong
2012 - Erica Nicole Silva

Excellence in Teaching Awards

These are awarded to superb undergraduate and graduate course/teaching assistants.
 
2021 recipients
Egor Alimpiev 
Ellie Armstrong
Shalmali Bane
Sani Eskinazi
Luisa Genes
Maurice Goodman
Billie Goolsby
Taylar Hammond
Christopher Knight
Julie Ko
Yash Pershad
Carin Ragland
Evan Saldivar
Daniel Shaykevich
Chris You
Junqin Zhu
 
2020 recipients
Javier Blanco Portillo
Kaleda Denton 
Lindsay Filgas
Ben Moran
Veronica Pagowski
Emily Shuldiner
Brian Smith
Chris (Dong Shin) You
 
2019 recipients
David Armenta
Devin Bradburn
Stephanie Caty
Callie Chappell
Lisa Couper
Max Czapanskiy
Caroline Daws
Kaleda Denton
Anne Duncan
Emily Ebel
James Fahlbusch
Jessica Foret
Joel Francis
Hannah Fung
Maurice Goodman
Avery Hill
Kate Lagerstrom
Beth Morrison
Victor Naturale
Lucas Pavan
Anay Reddy
Gabriel Smith
Dirk Spencer
Magdalena Warren
Carl Wienecke
 
2018 recipients
Aurora Alvarez-Buylla
David Armenta
Claire Baumer
Shi-An Chen
Kaitlin Ching
Glade Dlott
Raymond Futia
Richard Grewelle
Grant Kinsler
Michelle Pang
Anay Reddy
Gabriel Smith
Jeffrey Smith
Eirini Tsekitsidou
Mike Van
Ka Man Wong
Lucy Xu
Bright Zhou
 
2017 recipients
Daniel Berenson
Allison Brown
Paul Bump
Julio Flores Servin
Giovanni Forcina
Naomi Genuth
Nicolas Herrera Crosta
Sean Hunter
Alex Lindqwister
Kelly Markle
Nicole Nova
Delaney Sullivan
Shizuka Yamada
 
2016 recipients
Claire Baumer
Laura Bogar
Haley Brogan
Kaitlin Ching
Rachel Crane
Glade Dlott
Emily Ebel
Shein Ei Cho
Yan Gong
Fiorella Grandi
Laura Hunter
Alex Lindqwister
Sarah Lindsay
Vincent Masto
Ying Sun
 
2015 recipients
Hokyung "Kay" Chung
Emily Ebel
Alison Feder
Daniel Friedman
Naomi Genuth
Emily Glassberg
Laura Hunter
Rohan Mehta
Beth Morrison
Alexis Mychajliw
Taylor Skokan

2014 recipients
Nathan Barnett
Sean Beckwith
Devon Chandler-Brown
Jae Chung
Elizabeth Freeman
Jonathan Kang
Rick Kim
Jessica Martin
Rachel Pedreira
Elan Portner
Neil Robbins
Ben Seligman
Laughing Bear Torrez Dulgeroff
Brad Turnwald
Mark Wieland

2013 recipients
Biafra Ahanonu
Sean Beckwith
Tamaki Bieri
Jae Chung
David Constant
Olga Cormier
Hannah Frank
Rajiv McCoy
Juliana Matos

2012 recipients
Cecil Benitez
Michael Bramson
David Constant
Jeremy Hsu
Lisa Kurtz
Diana LaScala-Gruenewald
Heather Machado
Trevor Martin
Rajiv McCoy
Michael McLaren
William Stork
Brandon Weissbourd
William White